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New anti-bullying initiative launched
Luxembourg

New anti-bullying initiative launched

25.10.2017 From our online archive
One in every six pupils across secondary schools in Luxembourg falls victim to bullying and one in every five experiences bullying online.

A new initiative has been launched to provide information and support for pupils, parents and school staff into bullying and cyber bullying.

'Together Against Mobbing' is a collaboration between the education ministry and the police and offers advice on measures to help avoid bullying among children and young people.

One in every six pupils across secondary schools in Luxembourg falls victim to bullying and one in every five experiences bullying online.

As part of the project pupils from Lycée Aline Mayrisch in Luxembourg City have put together videos offering advice on how to deal with the problem and an information brochure has also been printed detailing the law, advice from police and classroom activity suggestions on the topic.

Education minister Claude Meisch highlighted the extent of the issue and said bullying can lead to pupils failing at school and experiencing depression or even suicidal thoughts. The initiative aims to teach people to recognise signs of bullying and advice schools on how to deal with such situations.

In 2016 the police organised more than 3,000 hours of training to make pupils, teaching staff and parents aware of bullying and violence.

To read the brochure click here

(Heledd Pritchard, heledd.pritchard@wort.lu, +352 49 93 459)